If you’re thinking of a holiday in Tahiti, you now have a new option to get there. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now use their Qantas Points to fly to Papeete, Tahiti. This arrangement builds on the existing codeshare arrangement that Qantas has in place with Air Tahiti Nui.
Under the new arrangement, members are able to book Classic Flight Rewards from Australia via New Zealand to Papeete, and on the following routes:
- Auckland to Papeete
- Papeete to Los Angeles
- Auckland to Los Angeles
If originating from Australia, you will first fly on Qantas (or other partner airline) to Auckland, before catching a connecting flight to Papeete. Or at least, that’s what should happen. My attempts at booking a flight has various connections through cities including Denpasar and Los Angeles. This would make for a long trip to begin your holiday!
Customers travelling in Business, and Gold, Platinum and Platinum One Frequent Flyer members and Qantas Club members and their guests will have access to the Air Tahiti Business Lounge in Papeete.
The points required for a Classic Award on the various routes are shown in the following table. There are carrier surcharges to be paid in cash in addition to the points specified.
|Qantas Points required||Economy||Business|
|QF/QF & QF/TN;|
While you have been able to earn points on Air Tahiti services in the past, this is the first time you have been able to redeem for an award flight.